– Telfar was founded in 2005 by Telfar Clemens
– The CVFF helps promising and upcoming designers more leverage to get ahead
Telfar Wins the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund 2017
Telfar has emerged as the winner of the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund; this was announced yesterday night. The fashion brand was able the top spot after several studio visits, challenges, collaborations and fashion shows that spanned about four months. The eponymous unisex line grabs the top prize of $400, 000 with this CVFF win..
Telfar was founded in 2005 by Telfar Clemens and since then, the fashion line has continued to grow. According to Clemens, his label is a “horizontal, democratic and universal” one that makes unisex clothes for the sharp and social shopper. Clemens’ approach with his brand has always been a unique one.
In the build up to the Telfar’s final triumph, we see his designs receive approval from the star front row at the Chateau Monte where they were modelled. He also came out tops in Instagram challenge by giving centre stage to upcoming lovers of the label with the hashtag #telfarbambino.
The runner-up prizes for the CVFF went to Chromat, headed by Becca McCharen-Tran who founded it in 2010 and Ahlem, founded by Ahlem Manai-Platt in 2014, both of which are doing fashion in unique ways.
McCharen-Tran draws on her background in architecture in her design of precisely-made swimwear. Recently, she partnered with Intel to create responsive garments and she is known to take diversity on her runways seriously. Ahlem makes classy and glamorous eyewear which are sold on her home-items store in Abbott Kinney. The French native, who is based in California, is gearing up to set up a new store in downtown L.A. They both took home prizes of $150, 000 each.
Apart from the prize money, all the winners will also get the privilege to be mentored by an industry figure of their choice.